5th July 2022

Three-time Paralympic gold medallist David Smith has been awarded an OBE in the 2022 New Year's Honours for services to boccia

As one of the country's most decorated boccia players, David has competed in four Paralympic Games and medalled in each one, winning Team gold in Beijing 2008, Individual silver and Team bronze in London 2012, Individual gold in Rio 2016, and Individual gold in Tokyo 2020.

Photograph of David receiving his OBE from Prince Charles (photo from Twitter).

Photograph of David with his sister, Dawn, showing his OBE award (photo from Twitter). 

David has worked directly with the National Paralympic Heritage Trust on several occasions, including taking part in our Stories from Buckinghamshire project.

We would like to wish David a huge congratulations for his well-deserved award.